Load, Overload, and Recovery in the Athlete: Select Issues for the Team Physician - A Consensus Statement

This document provides an overview of the concepts of load, overload and recovery, as well as the musculoskeletal and psychosocial issues related to overload injuries and illnesses that are important for the team physician to understand. In addition, understanding the role of wearable devices, technology and other tools used to measure load, overload and recovery is important. Interventions to manage load may improve performance and reduce the risk of overload injuries and illnesses.